Heart Attack

Frequently Asked Questions

5. Do I have to have all the heart attack symptoms before calling 9-1-1?

No. Most heart attack patients do not have all of the symptoms. Some people don't have symptoms at all. The important thing to remember is that if you have any of the symptoms and they grow more intense, and last more than 5 minutes, you should call 9-1-1 immediately.

(Watch the video to learn what to do in the event of a heart attack. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner of the video screen. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)